Hankook Kinergy GT H436 Tire Review & Rating
Developed for touring all-season use, the Hankook Kinergy GT H436 is aimed at drivers of sport coupes and luxury sedans who are looking for a high performance tire, while still maintaining a quiet and comfortable ride. This model is also used as original equipment on vehicles such as the Hyundai Tucson and Sonata among others.
Hankook uses a high grip silica tread compound on the Kinergy GT that is M+S rated for added traction on dry, wet or snow covered pavement. A wider reinforced steel belt layer helps provide increased stability, in addition to enhanced cornering and handling performance. We’ve heard a number of driver reviews mention this as being a real plus for this model.
Four wide circumferential grooves evacuate water and increase traction on wet road surfaces, while the tire’s center rib gives a boost to braking and handling. Lateral grooves in the tread combine with the circumferential grooves to effectively prevent hydroplaning, which is another positive for the H436.
Inside the tire you’ll find two steel belts with a jointless full cover reinforced belt for better higher speed stability and increased overall durability. Finally, a high-stiffness bead filler quickens steering response and handling.
Hankook offers a wide range of 15-19 inch sizes for the Kinergy GT H436, which comes with either a T, H or V-speed rating. It’s backed by a 60K mile tread warranty.
- Good dry and wet traction
- Quicker steering response and a nice on-center feel
- Ride is comfortable and very quiet
- Better than average treadlife
- Winter weather traction and handling is far below average
While the Hankook Kinergy GT is perhaps best known for its use as OE on a number of new cars and crossovers, it is also a more than capable replacement as well. You’ll find that traction is very good on dry and wet roads, and the handling/cornering performance is more than up to the task. Hankook placed an emphasis on ride comfort and it shows here. The ride is quiet and comfortable on all but the harshest pavement.
On the other hand, this is not a tire without faults. The biggest issue would have to be its poor traction on snow and ice. Anything over an inch or two will likely present traction, braking and acceleration problems. We’ve heard this mentioned by many drivers of this tire. It simply lacks the grip you need in rough winter weather conditions.
Overall, if winter performance is not a big issue, this tire rides and drives quite well. While we wouldn’t put it in the same league as the Michelin Premier A/S, Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus or Cooper CS5 Grand Touring among other top models, we feel it rates in the upper half of this class.
What Vehicles Will The Hankook H436 Fit?
Fits these vehicles and many others:
- Acura TL, CL
- BMW 135i, 330i, 530i
- Chevrolet Cobalt, Malibu, Cruze, Impala, Sonic LTZ
- Dodge Neon, Grand Caravan, Nitro
- Ford Focus, Taurus, Fusion
- Honda Accord, Odyssey
- Hyundai Genesis, Sonata, Tucson
- Infiniti G35x
- Kia Optima, Rondo
- Lincoln MKZ
- Mazda6, 929
- Nissan Altima, Maxima, Versa, Leaf, Cube
- Pontiac Vibe, Grand Am, Grand Prix, G5
- Subaru Legacy, Impreza Outback
- Toyota Camry, Avalon, Solara, Sienna
- Volkswagen Jetta, Passat, Touareg
185/65R15 88H BSW
195/60R15 88H BSW
195/65R15 91H BSW
195/65R15 91T BSW
205/65R15 94H BSW
205/55R16 91H BSW
205/60R16 92H BSW
205/65R16 95H BSW
215/55R16 93H BSW
215/60R16 95T BSW
215/60R16 95V BSW
225/60R16 98V BSW
215/45R17 91V BSW
215/50R17 95V BSW
215/55R17 94H BSW
215/55R17 94V BSW
215/60R17 96H BSW
225/45R17 91H BSW
225/45R17 91W BSW
225/50R17 94V BSW
225/60R17 99H BSW
235/45R17 94H BSW
235/55R17 99H BSW
P225/55R17 95H BSW
225/45R18 91V BSW
235/45R18 94H BSW
245/45R18 96V BSW
245/40R19 94V BSW
245/45R19 98H BSW
Hankook Kinergy GT H436 prices range from approximately $110 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.
Hankook provides a 60,000 mile tread warranty on the Kinergy GT H436. Tire uniformity is covered for one-year or the first 2/32 inch of wear.
Materials and workmanship are warranted for 5-years and provide for free tire replacement during the first year or first 2/32 inch of wear. A prorated amount is given for the remaining time period or down to the final 2/32 inch of tread depth.
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